welcome to boldface, the only conference in the U.S.A. dedicated to emerging writers.
join us in May for an event like no other. Experience daily workshops, readings, craft talks, social events and professionalism panels in an intimate and supportive environment designed specifically with the needs of emerging writers in mind.
boldface is hosted by Glass Mountain, the University of Houston’s undergraduate literary magazine, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. This gives us unique insights into the needs and issues facing emerging writers in today’s challenging literary environment.
attendees are invited to enter their work to the Robertson Prize – a competition specifically for Boldface attendees. You can check out the 2016 Conference’s award winning entries in Volume #17 of Glass Mountain Magazine on sale here through Submittable. Glass Mountain also accepts independent submissions all year long, and publishes each Spring and Fall.
2017 Robertson Literary Prizes
Announcing our Winners
Poetry | Winner: Clarity Lim’s “How to Eat”
Runner up: Emily Shearer’s “Ars Poetica”
Fiction| Winner: Victoria Hodge Lightman’s “Tales: Some True, Some Not”
Runner up: Yanis Bratlien’s “Two Days Until the Death of Smail Benflis”
Congratulations to our winners,! Read their winning entries in Glass Mountain Volume #19, out on 5 December, 2017
May 21 – 25, 2018 | MD Anderson Library, University of Houston
Jan 3 – Apr 25, 2018 | Early Bird Registration
from Apr 26, 2018 | Regular Registration
Boldface 2018 Rates
|January 1 – April 25||$195||$295|
|April 26 – May 14||$295||$395|
|May 15 – May 23||$395||$495|
Sign up during our Early Bird registration to take advantage of our lowest rates.
For Group Registration, or to claim a Scholarship or Competition Winner’s Prize please email our Boldface Coordinator, Josie Mitchell at email@example.com
See you in May!